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In the glorious analog days, distortion worked for the sound guy like it did for the guitarist. Once we reached the digital age, it changed. Now signals are clipped and go straight from “Hey, that sounds amazing!” to “What just happened?” in a dB or Read more

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Church of the Highlands Production Director Justin Firesheets shares the top technologies he anticipates will expand minds in the world of church production this year. See if you agree. Read more

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Stand- or boom-mounted mics rarely work well for acoustic guitar players in a live sound environment. And the tone from internal pick-ups can leave a lot to be desired. Here's a hybrid approach for sound engineers. Read more

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A good audio signal is more important than high-quality video. You cannot keep the attention of remote viewers on your broadcast or video streaming if the audio is poor. What constitutes good broadcast audio? Here's what an expert says. Read more

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A Forest, Va., church's tech director shares his inclusive approach to healthy team building: Tech Group. The weekly gathering is an open invitation to current tech team members and everyone else interested in serving. Read more

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We read blogs and listen to podcasts about how we can grow in our technical or leadership skill. But how often do we put that same amount of effort into growing as a parent or a spouse? Read more

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The buttons, faders, and gear are so fun at first. And then reality sinks in. Being a church tech is tough work. A seasoned veteran shares how to balance the demands, grow your skills, and keep perspective on Whom you truly serve, in three key steps. Read more

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Everybody knows the importance of safety on the job. But it can oftentimes be overlooked by small teams who are rushed to set up an entire church--sound, video, chairs--in just a couple of hours. Read more

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No one should be able to say, “I’m the only one who can do this.” If you don't have a training program for your church tech team, the Apostle Paul offers you a blueprint. Read more

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‘House of Worship Masterclass’ to demonstrate general concepts and dLive-specific tricks for improving worship mix intelligibility and balance Read more

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You don't wait until your check-engine light comes on to get routine maintenance on your car. Make sure it's the same way with your team's gear. Schedule time to routinely clean and maintain it so you can rely on it week in, week out. Read more

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There’s an old cliché, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Here's how to get a jump on 2019. Read more

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Maintaining a stress-free sound check does not simply mean that everything is working technically. It's also about keeping a professional, clean and relaxing environment. Read more

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It's easy for a church’s volunteers to get in over their heads when it comes to mixing sound. But new software for audio consoles is allowing tiered access that can flex as your volunteer operators' skillsets do. Read more

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Simple doesn't have to mean boring. Lighting support for a quiet service can often be more challenging than going all-out for a rock concert. Read more

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Ours is a work of translation. The mission is to take what the pastor, worship leader or director envisions and make it real. We have to make their vision jump off the stage. And we have to be prepared, drawing from the full resources of our team. Read more

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Growth in variety of Yamaha users and products places unprecedented importance on education and training activities Read more

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Regardless of the size of your Christmas production, successful stage designs require creativity, planning and effective collaboration. Here's how three church teams get it done. Read more

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It's ​easy to celebrate Thanksgiving one day and complain about our jobs and the holiday workload the next. Resist the urge, and instead ​work to ​cultivate an ongoing attitude of gratitude. Read more

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Here are three important perspectives to keep in mind as you finish your Christmas production planning, lest we slip into “lather, rinse, repeat” mode because it’s the path of least resistance and requires the least amount of work. Read more

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